Abraham Unger is Associate Professor and Director of Urban Programs in the Department of Government and Politics at Wagner College. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Carey Institute of Government Reform. Dr. Unger has served as consultant on urban economic development projects, and has been a member of the Staten Island Borough President's Strategic Policy Advisory Committee. He is author of the book "Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Dr. Unger is Rabbi of Congregation Ohav Zedek in Bayonne, New Jersey.